Monthly Archives: July 2006

QotD: Celebrational Muppetational!

Why do we always come here? I guess we'll never know. Who is your favorite Muppet? Why?QotD submitted by Statler and Waldorf till the casket drops.

Reaching for the stars

"The Long Tail" knows how I spent my Sundays There are boxes and boxes of paper and newspaper and receipts and CDs in my room. They can't stay there forever, but they certainly can't stay in the storage unit about a block away from us. I am hopeful that somewhere in there, perhaps in the […]

Truckee River panorama


Spirit of Mumbai

Maximum City : Bombay Lost and Found (Vintage) Suketu Mehta New York, N.Y.: What should be an appropriate response by the average man on the street in Mumbai? Suketu Mehta: The great thing about Bombay is its open, generous heart. I wrote in my book about the 'hands from the trains': "If you are late […]

Qotd: Have a Question?

We're going meta today: What questions would you'd like to see become QoTDs? When did you first realize you were ___________? Was this experience positive or negative?What will your obituary say? What won't make it in?Do you believe in (a) God? If not, why not?

QotD: No shouting on the bus!

What was your most memorable or favorite school field trip? Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. meant the field trips tended to be a round of rides on the Metro into one Smithsonian museum after another. I have vague memories of a disastrous trip to the National Zoo that may have culminated in […]

Digital photo relics

Oakland, July 2000 This would have been taken on a Sony Mavica FD-73 on a floppy disk that plugged into the camera's body. I bought it at the Sears in downtown Oakland, California, in the first week of July in 2000. This would've been the second time I'd grown my hair out from a shorn […]


Now that I have the sense not to, I can run for president. I'm mo longer lumped in with that highly-sought-after 18- to 34-year-old male demographic. No. 1 song when I turned 18, almost half a life ago? In the U.S., "Good Thing" by the Fine Young Cannibals; in the UK, "Back To Life (How […]

“Superman Returns”

Pretty savior-centric, sis. You WILL believe Jesus is magic. When I could, I focused on the media over the message. The kid with the cameraphone producing what Frank Langella-as-Perry White calls an "iconic" picture vs. poor Sam Huntington-as-Jimmy Olsen's vague blur-caps. Kevin Spacey-as-Lex Luthor's goons documenting the evil-that-they-do with video cameras. Kate Bosworth-as-Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial writer Lois Lane) clearly […]

Gwen invents a new word

allaboutgeorge: Gwen. In *new hometown*allaboutgeorge: Requires radical reorienting!gwen: hehgwen: it's only a couple milesgwen: technically i could bike hteregwen: [i'm not sure if i was typing here or there, but i guess it doesn't matter]gwen: i'm not going through that tunnel thoughallaboutgeorge: I'm blogging thisallaboutgeorge: as "Gwen invents a new word."gwen: right now?gwen: heh Htere. […]